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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 85–98.
Published: 01 July 2018
...” of her Latina identity in New York City, Cepeda is not only breaking away from the notion that latinidad and blackness are mutually exclusive but also deconstructing and reconstructing “official” ethnoracial categories. Beyond depicting the more visible aspects of hip-hop—the stars, the graffiti...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 75–89.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of interesting refigurings of black manhood outside of its current and historical spectacularizations that offer a lens for seeing black manhood differently, and thus thinking about black manhood differently. I am interested in highlighting modes of self-fashioning that allow for a reconstruction of black...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 14–27.
Published: 01 July 2016
... governance.” © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 race Reconstruction affect Derrida Familiarity breeds as much contentment as contempt. When engaging with iconic thinkers, we need to be aware of any tendencies to oscillate between reassurance and irritation when reading their traditionally quoted passages...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 167–177.
Published: 01 November 2019
... that makes the deep connections between free trade and freeing slaves legible. The practical and theoretical coincidence of these nineteenth-century developments as well as Taylor’s reconstruction of a West Indian tradition of political economy provide a new way of conceptualizing colonial economic violence...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 133–146.
Published: 01 July 2020
... and refused private land ownership, citing communal land as their shield, these issues have resurfaced in the rebuilding process after Hurricane Irma. Barbudans’ desires to maintain their previous way of life remain hampered by the Antiguan government’s disaster capitalist desires to reconstruct Barbuda...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 116–131.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and to demonstrate the extent to which the repatriation created a transnational documentary trail with a set of archival imperatives that renders the national archive insufficient for the reconstruction of postcolonial Caribbean intellectual history. © Small Axe, Inc. 2021 archival research transnational...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 90–97.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Robert F. Reid-Pharr The Stranger's Work reads Hazel Carby's Reconstructing Womanhood into a critical tradition that considers the awkwardness and “outsider” status of Western intellectuals, particularly those who take up the subjects of diaspora and colonization. With special emphasis on C.L.R...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 98–111.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Lisa Lowe In Reconstructing Womanhood , Hazel Carby showed us that reading lost histories required the deconstruction of liberal institutions and ideologies that had worked to render them illegible. My contribution takes up this dimension of Carby's work as I discuss the place...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
... on the processual—how diasporic subjects are “made” and what happens when the histories of colonialism cannot contain what they have made. This essay reads Lowe as a figure who experiences both a loss of subjectivity and a reconstruction of a self, home, and history. © Small Axe, Inc. 2012 Transgender, Memory...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
... legal brokers—predominantly nationals of countries in the region—are reconstructing legal regimes through which new spaces of Caribbean regional unity are taking shape. The development of such formations further accentuates the need to understand the particularities through which new regionalisms...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 19–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... These are hands that catch fish, mend clothes, pick crops, make art, and wash babies. These hands are singular, yet they evoke other hands. As symbols of the physical labor of reconstruction—the work of making, undoing, and excavating—these hands offer a point of departure for the central themes...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2011
.... They seek to connect individual lives with the emergence of a distinctive itinerary of literary or scholarly or political concerns. They aim to reconstruct the milieu of a person’s thinking. But they are driven by a thought about the conceptual salience of the idea of generations...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 135–156.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., Manchester, 2003. diasporic migration began to take shape. The Framing of Arrival and Ambition In his essay “Reconstruction Work,” Stuart Hall looks at images of postwar black settlement, such as Picture Post’s 1956 pictorial essay on migration to England: “Thirty...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 195–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
... claims are at the forefront of popular attention, political culture, and scholarly endeavor, it is also critical to recall that some information is not readily available in the historical record. This does not preclude the need for reconstructing the intentions of the protagonists we write about. Rather...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 72–79.
Published: 01 July 2014
... women's experiences and constructions of gender and sexuality. As Sheller suggests, and as Karen McCarthy Brown's book Mama Lola showed through its evocative reconstructions of family history stretching back to the nineteenth century, doing so requires the cultivation of alternative ways of accessing...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 37–50.
Published: 01 November 2009
... and small families communicate precisely through their amputation and through their painful reconstruction of units from that hole. Kamau Brathwaite synthesizes the act of putting fragments and voids back together again into one word: the “w/hole.”24 The first w/hole that links Glissant...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., will be taken up by future scholars of the Garvey movement in the Caribbean. Now, as I have suggested, the story of the global Garvey movement, as reconstructed in the volumes so magisterially and authoritatively edited by Hill, forms an integral chapter in not only the social and cultural but also...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of the 2010 earthquake, the Interim Reconstruction Commission—ostensibly directed by the Haitian government but really controlled by Bill Clinton and including Haitian members whose views were mostly ignored—oversaw rebuilding for two years. 13 The Michel Martelly government legitimizes a system...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 47–61.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the consequent wealth and political hegemony of the Western world. As W. E. B. Du Bois had also argued in his groundbreaking Black Reconstruction , slavery “became the foundation stone not only of the Southern social structure, but of Northern manufacture and commerce, of the English factory system, of European...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 119–130.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the reconstruction after the largest labor revolt in Danish colonial history occurred there in 1878. Also known as the Fireburn, the revolt began on the day that the annual contracts would have been effectuated. On that day, workers who hadn’t seen much improvement in their living and working conditions since...
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